Monday, April 23, 2007

Iced Coffee

Yeah, weather here is finally somewhat normal (so, not cold), and today was perfect for iced coffee. Of course, my proximity to the Rosslyn metro and my lack of driving to work made it totally impossible to get a DUNKIN DONUTS coffee. So after missing the bus by about thismuch I wandered into McDonald's (note: saw a md iced coffee commercial on today show while getting ready to leave the house) and got myself a coffee.
I'd say it would be 10 times better with 10 times less sugar in it (make that no sugar, none at all). In fact, it's sitting on my desk getting watery right now... I'm a "creme no sugar" type, so the sweetness is surprising.

Anyway, really the problem is that DD are not located central to any metro station, which is just obscene. I am convinced that setting one up right by the Rosslyn metro would create a huge amount of income, natch. I'd be there every freaking morning just about.

Why can't DC get the coffee right?!?!?!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Jay Matthews is a fucking idiot.

Because he said Tech had a good reputation, but this will tarnish it. Of all the articles to write immediately after this tragic event, one that suggests that the school will suffer in rankings is absurd.
I absolutely believe that that campus community will band together and maintain all reputations they had.

Again, Jay Matthews is a fucking idiot. This column is another one that makes me want to smack him!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Clearly you're joking, right...?

The ins & outs
Out: Privacy

Wait, those two go hand in hand.
And in my hand, well, I will not be sporting the so-called fashion of see-through purses. See italics from article below. How ridiculous. If you follow the link, the article has a photo of the bags from Coach & Chanel, along with the price... If you can find me someone willing to pay $500 for a plastic bag, we'll I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you.
COME ON!!!!!!!!
Clear lucite accessories might be ok, but the "plastic" bag thing? It happened a few years ago and it didn't stick! I wish I could find a reference for that, if I do I'll post it later.

"Blame it on MySpace. On Facebook or YouTube. These oh-so- popular social-networking sites have changed us all by issuing a societal decree: Your life isn't real unless you bare it for all to see. And all this new technology has led to a staggering amount of transparency among us.

Now the concept has snaked its way into fashion. How else are we to explain the proliferation of all things invisible this spring?

Citing inspiration from the zippered plastic bags used for carry-on liquids on planes, designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Oscar de la Renta have crafted handbags from see-through polyvinyl chloride (PVC to you and me). Of course, for decades department stores have required employees to schlep their stuff in clear purses--but that's to discourage internal theft, hardly a positive story line to parade down the runway.

Also striking in their clarity: Accessories made from clear acrylic (trademarked under such familiar names as Lucite and Plexiglas) abound this spring. A revival of a mod '60s sensibility for see-me '07, they're luxury products for a new class -- one that has no need for a silly thing like personal privacy.

-- Cory Ohlendorf, The Washington Post"

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Onion

Don't cry, the ONION is in DC. I picked one (ok, actually grabbed 2) up outside of the Dupont South metro tonight. Boy is this exciting, because the Onion is hilarious, and DC really needs to lighten up.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


So the GRE is NOT changing in Sept! (yay, procrastination)

No calls...

Does "no calls" mean no calls or no calls unless you are really serious, serious enough to track down a phone number and ask for an extension....?
Maybe it's no calls unless we don't respond to your emails EVER.... Persistence.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Rockin' the Bells

Well, apparantly GA tickets for Rock the Bells NYC are sold out as of I checked yesterday. That presale made me happy as a clam, and the 4 tickets I bought make life fabulous. I am so looking forward to the Wu-Tang/RATM reunion (since I saw them together in 96 or 97).

Regarding this summer's music: I don't know why modest mouse isn't hitting md/va/dc, they are going philly to nc, which sucks a bit.
I would like to go to Virginfest to see the pumpkins & my beasties, buuuuuut I don't want to pay for a 2 day event, and I will probably be way out of town that weekend... Besides, I've seen them both before too.

I would like to add that if any of these reunions act like RHCP did on tour (i.e. played a bunch of new crap) I will be pretty pissed. Granted, Rage has been broken up for years, so we should be good there!!!!!!